hmv.com talks Pacific Rim with Scott Eastwood and director Steven S. DeKnight
It looked for a long time like we’d only get to see the Kaijus and Jaegers once, but, thankfully, a second instalment of Pacific Rim now arrives in cinemas.
The first movie starred Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba and was set in the future where a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, in the midst of that a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon known as jaegers and try to save humanity.
For the sequel, Hunnam and Elba do not return, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens' John Boyega instead playing a leading role. Boyega plays the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost in the new movie. Scott Eastwood also takes a key role, while Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman all return.
The next film is set 10 years after the events of the first film and in the years in between, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defence force in human history. But, when the Kaiju threat returns, a whole new generation are asked to step up and fight.
Steven S. DeKnight, best known as the creator of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and its assorted spin-offs, directs this movie, taking over from Guillermo Del Toro, who has stayed on as a producer.
Ahead of the movie arriving on DVD shelves on Monday (July 30th), we spoke to star Eastwood and DeKnight about bringing this monster sequel to life...